mARY HARRIS "Mother" Jones, "Speech At a Public Meeting on the Steps of the Capitol Charleston,

West Virginia" (15 August 1912): suggested readings, audio-visual materials,

and on-line resources

 

Readings

 

Brigance, William Norwood, ed. A History and Criticism of American Public Address, 2 vols. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1943.

Darsey, James. The Prophetic Tradition and Radical Rhetoric in America. New York: New York University Press, 1997.

Fetherling, Dale. Mother Jones the Miners' Angel: A Portrait. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1974.

Fink, Leon. In Search of the Working Class: Essays in American Labor History and Political Culture. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994.

Foner, Philip S. History of the Labor Movement in the United States. Vols. 1-3. New York: International Publishers, 1947.

Gilbert, Ronnie. Ronnie Gilbert on Mother Jones: Face to Face with the Most Dangerous Woman in America. Berkeley, CA: Conari Press, 1993.

Gorn, Elliott J. Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America. New York: Hill and Wang, 2001.

Haiman, Franklin S. "The Rhetoric of the Streets: Some Legal and Ethical Considerations." Quarterly Journal of Speech 53 (1967): 99-114.

Jones, Mary Harris. The Autobiography of Mother Jones, 2nd ed. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr and Company, 1975.

Laslett, John H. Labor and the Left: A Study of Socialist and Radical Influences in the American Labor Movement, 1881-1924. New York: Basic Books, 1970.

Long, Priscilla. Mother Jones, Woman Organizer, and Her Relations with Miners' Wives, Working Women and the Suffrage Movement. Boston, MA: South End Press, 1976.

Montgomery, David. The Fall of the House of Labor: The Workplace, the State, and American Labor Activism, 1865-1925. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Nicholson, Philip Yale. Labor's Story in the United States. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2004.

Scott, Robert L., and Donald K. Smith. "The Rhetoric of Confrontation." Quarterly Journal of Speech 55 (1969): 1-8.

Sinyai, Clayton. Schools of Democracy: A Political History of the American Labor Movement. Ithaca, NY: ILR Press, 2006.

Tonn, Mari Boor. "Militant Motherhood: Labor's Mary Harris 'Mother' Jones." Quarterly Journal of Speech 82 (1996): 1-21.

 

Audio-Visual Materials

 

Just the Facts--Industrial Revolution. Camarillo, CA: Goldhil Home Media, 2001. Video Recording.

Kunhardt, Philip B., III., Peter W. Kunhardt, and Nancy Steiner. Freedom: A History of Us. Episode Ten. Chappaqua, NY: Kunhardt Productions and Thirteen/WNET, 2003. Video Recording.

Lazarus, Margaret, and Renner Wunderlich. Eugene Debs and the American Movement. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge Documentary Films, 1977. Video Recording.

 

On-Line Resources

 

Hawse, Mara Lou. "Mother Jones: The Miners' Angel." The Illinois Labor History Society, http://www.kentlaw.edu/ilhs/majones.htm.

"Mother Jones." AFL-CIO website, http://www.aflcio.org/aboutus/history/history/jones.cfm.

"Mother Jones." Labor Heritage website, http://www.laborheritage.org/MJones.html.

Socialist Worker Online, http://www.socialistworker.org/Featured/Labor.shtml.

"Telling it like it is." Segment 2. PBS website, http://www.pbs.org/wnet/historyofus/web10/segment2.html.

United Mine Workers of America website, http://www.umwa.org/homepage.shtml

Women's History website, http://womenshistory.about.com/library/bio/blbio_mother_jones.htm.